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Ranked #31 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #32 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
Mountains on Kauai that offer many hiking trails.
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Ranked #33 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: NTBG’s McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden are located on the south shore of Kauai in the picturesque Lawai Valley. Individual... more » Owner description: NTBG’s McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden are located on the south shore of Kauai in the picturesque Lawai Valley. Individual tours of each garden run daily and include a ride from the Visitors Center in Poipu along a scenic coastal route and continue along the valley rim on a former sugarcane train railbed. Visitors disembark on the valley floor to explore these outstanding gardens. McBryde, NTBG’s flagship garden, is home to the world’s largest collection of native Hawaiian flora, many endangered or having gone extinct in the wild. It is a “botanical ark”, filled with palms, flowering trees, ornamental flowers, and unusual plants from the tropical world. Allerton is a former private estate, named by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of the 50 places to see in a lifetime. Plants form the walls of outdoor rooms, the canopy of trees the ceiling. Housed within are elegant statuary and water features. A popular spot for photos is the ‘Jurassic trees’, with their massive curving roots.National Tropical Botanical Garden is a nonprofit institution, dedicated to saving and studying tropical plants. « less
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Na Pali Makai (Kekaha)
Ranked #34 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
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Wailua Falls (Lihue)
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Ranked #35 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks

The waterfalls are beautiful but you can only view them from the end of a long, dead-end, winding road of fields, up high. There is limited parking with a small turn-around area... more »

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Queen's Bath (Princeville)
Ranked #36 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks

The Queen's Bath is a tide pool about the size of a swimming pool, located below some cliffs in princeville along a rocky shoreline. The coastal views from this area are beautiful... more »

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Ranked #37 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #38 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches; Parks

This is a very nice beach where it is not too crowded or over run. There are two parts to it actually. Going to Port Allen Airport road instead of the other way, will lead you to... more »

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Ranked #39 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #40 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Health Clubs
Owner description: A Meditation evening of heart-opening kirtan chanting, live music and community interwoven with guided meditation & Yoga... more » Owner description: A Meditation evening of heart-opening kirtan chanting, live music and community interwoven with guided meditation & Yoga breathe - followed by a delicious vegetarian/vegan dinner" Take time out of your busy day to relax, refresh and fill your life with positivity. This is offered free of charge to all and no prior meditation experience is necessary. When: 5.30pm every Sunday « less
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Ranked #41 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #42 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #43 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Hiking Trails
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Lawai Beach (Koloa)
Ranked #44 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #45 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Hiking Trails

The Nu'alolo Trail is a fairly steep climb, which is why it is recommended to start your climb down the Nu'alolo, cross over on the Nu'alolo Cliff Trail (cliff trail is CLOSED as... more »

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Kealia Beach (Kealia)
Ranked #46 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #47 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #48 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Built in the 1930’s, Kilohana Plantation is a historic landmark and premier visitor attraction offering visitors and locals a... more » Owner description: Built in the 1930’s, Kilohana Plantation is a historic landmark and premier visitor attraction offering visitors and locals a glimpse into Kauai’s past combined with assorted island-style activities, dining and shopping. Ride on our Kauai Plantation Railway, winding its way through the plantation’s working farms and orchards. Learn about Kauai’s history, enjoy the beautiful views and stop to feed the pigs! Take the afternoon to stroll the grounds and explore the 16,000 sq. foot plantation home. Stop in at Koloa Rum Co. for a rum tasting or for a full “Rum & Dining Experience.” Visit the various artisan shops located around the grounds and both upstairs and downstairs in the home. Established in 1986, Gaylord’s restaurant is a Kauai tradition. Set in the courtyard of the estate, it offers fresh, island-inspired food and beverages for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Make lunch a part of your fun afternoon on the estate or make reservations for a romantic dinner. Memorable by day, unforgettable by night. Opening soon: A fun new bar in the Kilohana living room. Luau Kalamaku is Kauai’s only theatrical luau telling the story of the original Tahitian voyage to the Hawaiian islands. An interactive experience, it offers all the exciting luau features including an imu ceremony, torch lighting, Polynesian knife dance and of course traditional music & hula. Choose one or all of the features that Kilohana Plantation has to offer. Open daily, you’ll love the chance to see a piece of Kauai’s history while experiencing the best of the island today! « less
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Ranked #49 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #50 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
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Kauai Museum (Lihue)
Ranked #51 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: History Museums; Natural History Museums; Museums
A natural history museum in Kaua'i.
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Ranked #52 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Hiking Trails
One of Kauai's best hiking trails.
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Ranked #53 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Ships; Landmarks
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Ranked #54 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
Owner description: Oldest Catholic Church in Hawaii, built in 1841, beautiful gardens and grounds. Walk the stations of the cross, overlooking... more » Owner description: Oldest Catholic Church in Hawaii, built in 1841, beautiful gardens and grounds. Walk the stations of the cross, overlooking the ocean surrounded by green mountains. Spiritual place, quiet, peaceful and lovely. « less
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Ranked #55 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
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Puu Poa Beach (Princeville)
Ranked #56 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #57 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #58 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Hiking Trails
A 10-mile hiking and biking trail on Kaua'i's south shore.
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Ranked #59 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #60 of 144 attractions in Kauai
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
Water forced through a lava tube produces hissing and a plume of spray.
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